There is nothing better than a church basement rummage sale. I found this tablecloth—that’s cross stitch on cotton, and it is immaculate—in a pile of old towels. It cost 35 cents. I know, right? Here, look at the back:
Can you see that? That’s the BACK! This motif is just one corner detail, and there’s more like it all the way around the cloth, which is also expertly hemmed, by hand. This thing is the work of a master needle crafter; I feel so lucky to have it. Pass up the yard sales full of plastic baby furniture all you want, but if you see a sign for a church rummage sale, hit the brakes.